Wednesday, March 19, 2008

HOME, finally!

We've finally made it home, and Vaeh was absolutely extactic! When we left the hospital, she was almost jumping out of her car seat. Its as if she knew that we were headed home. The look on her face said 'okay Mom, lets go I'm ready to go!' When we got home she was absolutely jovial when we sat her on the floor. She never looked so happy! We both had a very good night's sleep, too. My bed never felt so good. Now comes the part that isn't so fun! Dr. Butto will speak with Dr. Bove sometime in the first part of April about when Nevaeh's next open heart will be. The day of her cath, Dr. Butto said she should be repaired in the next month, but since Dr. Bove is out of town he'll have to wait until he is back to talk to him about it. The impression I got from Dr. Butto is that its not an emergency that the VSD be closed in the next few weeks, but the sooner it is done, the better. He (Dr. Butto) said that the pressure in the lower branch of her pulmonary arteries (one on either side) is too high and leaving it that high will cause damage to the lungs. He said that closing the VSD will decrease this pressure. So, I'm guessing that by the end of April or sometime in May we'll be going back to Ann Arbor for her final repair. What a gammet of emotions! Oh well, we'll take it just one day at a time! God has brought us this far, He certainly won't let us down now!

1 comment:

Vanessa said...

Isn't it the best thing when you finally get to sleep in your bed after spending some time in the hospital. I could picture her face right now when you set her down. It's so hard on our babies when they are in the hospital.

I know your getting anxious about this upcoming surgery but like you said..one day at a time. You know I'm always here if you just want to talk.

Take Care